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Man dies saving wife from Columbia condo fire

(Source: CFD)

One person is dead after an early morning fire at a Columbia condominium complex.

According to the Columbia-Richland Fire Department, the fire happened at Point Arcadia Regime, located at 6905 Cleaton Road. CFD secured the scene around 9:20 a.m. and began conducting searches.

Around 10:30 a.m., the department stated one victim was recovered from the condos.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is at the scene. More information on the victim's identity will be released at a later time.

According to Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins, the victim was a man who went back into a condo to wake his wife.

A total of six were displaced in the fire. The American Red Cross has been alerted.

Three two-story condos suffered significant damage.

Because of this fire, the portion of Decker Boulevard between O'Neill Court and Cleaton Road is closed until further notice.

The cause of this fire is still under investigation. Stay with WACH Fox for the latest.

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